AIMC 2019 Program / Keynote Speaker

‘Global State of Cinema’ Keynote – Tuesday @ AIMC 2019

As Executive VP, Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer for AMC Entertainment Inc. Elizabeth Frank oversees the sourcing, scheduling and promotion of films and diverse content for the world’s largest cinema chain. This includes studio partnerships, film buying, specialty content development, and programming investments.

Ms. Frank has more than 20 years’ experience developing and implementing growth strategies for media and entertainment businesses such as Time Warner and Viacom, and holds an MBA from Harvard University.

Ms. Frank’s ‘Global State of Cinema’ keynote will cover:

  • Overview of US market & cinema trends in USA
  • The European market
  • Impact of rapid screen growth & box office in China
  • Studio relations from a global perspective
  • The impact of SVOD


A must-see session.

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AIMC 2019 Program – what’s different?

We asked delegates for feedback last year on a range of things, from being in a new venue, to whether it was preferable to hold the Convention in August or October.

We heard you. Everyone prefers watching films in a cinema.  Most voted for October. You want speakers up-to-date with worldwide industry trends. And, in October, people don’t want to be away from their offices/cinemas for too long.

Given recent changes in the distribution landscape, there are two distributor slots that won’t need to be accommodated this year.

So – we think we can provide a full, engaging program, plus some quality screenings and good networking opportunities, streamlined within the following framework:

Sun, Oct 20    Golf / Welcome Function/Film Premiere or screening

Mon, Oct 21    Opening Address / Distributor Presentations / Film Screening(s) / Networking opportunity

Tue, Oct 22    Distributor Presentations / Keynote Speaker / Screening / Gala Dinner

Wed, Oct 23   Trade Presentations / Screenings

That framework gives us the opportunity to pass on cost savings to delegates as well, including saving one night’s accommodation.

Click here to see the draft program – we’ll stay with these timings unless we need to make a change to accommodate a really worthwhile opportunity. As specifics become available, we will update this program.